Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Some more digital and hybrid goodies...

Hey there! Did you all have a wonderful iDSD? I didn't get to play as much as I wanted too, but I still managed to snag some kits that have been on my wish list, and I made a couple layouts too.

Here are some projects I have created in the recent past. Life is so busy, I have a hard time keeping my little bloggy up to date. But anyway, here are a few things...

My 9 year old son is an avid reader, so when Kristin Cronin-Barrow released Bookworm, I knew I would make something for him. I decided to do a simple little reading log, by covering a mini legal pad.

I was in the mood to scrap a layout one day, so I used the beautiful Autumn Spice kit by Penny Springmann, as well as her All Worn Out: Photograph and Paper Overlays 3 and Word Jumbles: Autumn. Fall is my favorite time of year, so this kit just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! LOL


Laura of simply.scraps is a guest designer at The Digichick for the month of November. She released this cute kit called Toot Toot Woo Woo at TDC to kick off her time there. I dug way back in my photos to find these of my oldest son who is now 13! I just love these pictures, though, and they were perfect for this kit!



Trixie Scraps recently released this collab with Golden Girls Digital Designs, called Work It! I love all the great elements in this kit, and it was perfect timing for me, as I have recently embarked on a healthy lifestyle change. I made a fitness journal to keep me motivated on my journey.


And finally, I made this cute little Halloween decoration using Ooky Spooky and All Boxed In template by Danielle Corbitt. I know we are switching gears for Christmas now, but this could easily be made into a fun Christmas project. How about JOY or NOEL blocks?


So thanks for stopping by... I hope I was able to provide you with just a little inspiration! Have a great day!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Photo wallet project

Hey there! I've been creating like mad, but I just realized I haven't posted any of my projects here in a while. Oops! So I guess it's time to rectify that...

I found this fun photo wallet tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers. They have so many fun project ideas on their site. Here is how my first photo wallet turned out...

I made it using Indian Summer by Trixie Scraps:


I really love how it turned out, so I decided to make another, more girly photo wallet. This time I used Cherry Sweet by Kristin Cronin-Barrow. I still have to add the journaling on the inside flaps of this one.


This is a simple, cute project that would make a great little gift for a grandparent or another favorite friend or relative. Give it a try!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hybrid clipboard and a few layouts...

I've been busy working on more CT projects... here are the latest:

The first two layouts use School Girl Crush by simply.scraps. This kit is so much fun, I love the bright colors and unique elements...





This layout uses Frank the Frog by simply.scraps, you can find it here. Scroll down a couple posts to see another layout I made with this cute kit...



And finally, here is my first project as a CT member for Kristin Cronin-Barrow. I decorated this mini clipboard using some beautiful papers and elements from the kit All About Her...

So cute, isn't it?! My daughter saw it and immediately claimed it as her own.


That's it for now, but I'm sure I'll have more to post soon!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pinch me... I must be dreaming!

Well, the official announcement has been made, so I can let the cat out of the bag! Last week, Kristin Cronin-Barrow announced that she was having a CT call, so I decided to apply on a whim. I couldn't let it pass by without at least giving it a try, because I am absolutely in love with all of Kristin's designs! Well, guess what?! I made it!!!!! I am still in shock...

I will be doing hybrid projects as part of the KCB Crew. I will be posting my creations here soon!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

My lastest projects...

I finished up a few CT projects this week, so I thought I'd share them here. I am doing hybrid projects for two teams now, and I am having so much fun with it! The first project I did was a little book to jot down all the things I am thankful for in life. I call it my Book of Blessings...
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I used Autumn Spice by Penny Springmann, now available at Penny's Miscellany or SSD. This kit is just gorgeous!



Then next project was a few little Halloween treat packages using the fun and funky Cute Lil' Punkin by Trixie Scraps, which is available at ScrapMatters. I made a couple matchbook treat holders and a candy bar pull treat. You can find the tutorial for the pull treat here.



I also did this layout using the adorable Frank the Frog by simply.scraps. You can pick up the elements, papers, and alpha for just $1.00 each during the Gotta Grab It Event at Gotta Pixel, which runs today throught 10/13.


Thanks for stopping by... have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Buy Danielle's Store!!

Danielle Corbitt is having an amazing sale... for just $30.00 you can buy her ENTIRE store!! The sale ends on October 7, so there's only a few days left. Don't miss your chance! Everything Danielle designs is such a work of art, she has some awesome talent! I've been lucky enough to be on her CT for the last year and a half, and I always look forward to seeing her next creation.

So go take a look, the sale is going on only at Scrappity-Doo-Dah...

Friday, October 2, 2009

All Hallow's Eve by Trixie Scraps now available!

After a long month off, Trixie Scraps is back with a Halloween kit sure to tickle your spooky bone! Here's your first look at "All Hallow's Eve," available exclusively at Scrap Matters, starting on October 2nd!

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Haunting pumpkins, scary witches, and big black bats await you in this PACKED Halloween kit! With a mix of rich colors and traditional icons, this kit is sure to serve all your digiscrap needs for Halloween! The full collection includes 15 papers (all 12x12, 300 dpi), 2 alphas, and over 30 unique elements! From now until October 4th, it will be on sale for just $4.00!
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But, that's not all! Purchase the kit between October 2nd and October 10th, and you'll also receive the mini kit add-on for FREE! The download links for the add-on will automatically be included with your purchase... but only until October 10th!

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Here is some inspiration from Trixie's Scrap Stars and the fabulous Scrap Matters CT using this fun Halloween kit!
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And finally, if you've got some Halloween plans in the work, Trixie has teamed up with Geeky Diva Designs to bring you a fabulous set of All Hallow's Eve printables! You can find them here in Geeky Diva's shop at Scrap Matters - here is a look at them!

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Stay tuned - Trixie has two more brand new kits in the works and hopes to release them next week!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Don't miss the October Daily Download at ScrapMatters!

Several talented designers at ScrapMatters (including WM[squared] Designs, Alamama's Pressed Petals, Trixie Scraps, Haynay Designs and Plum Dumpling Designs) have created a very fun kit that is being given away FREE as the Daily Download at ScrapMatters throughout the month of October. You don't want to miss it, so head on over and check it out!
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Here is a cute hybrid card I created with this kit...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunny Sunday! 9-27

Don't miss the great deals for Sunny Sunday at Sunshine Studio Scraps, available today only!

Laura of simply.scraps has three kits in the sale, get them for only $2.00 each!!
Click on the images to go to the store...












Danielle Corbitt Designs is having a Last of Summer Blowout Sale!

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Last of Summer Blowout
Woohoo! Danielle is having a Sale!!!
This weekend only get 30 % off at Danielle Corbitt Designs
Make sure you don't miss it - here's a look at just some of her gorgeous things on sale:
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Going, Going, Gone Sale at SSD...

It's your last chance to pick up some great kits from Penny Springmann and the other SSD designers before the kits are retired forever! Don't miss out on these awesome deals! Click on the image below to go see what's available...


Anticipation by Penny Springmann and Mandabean...

Check out this sweet new collab from Penny Springmann and Mandabean! You can grab it HERE. Penny's CT has provided tons of fabulous inspiration for this kit too. Scroll down to see all the wonderful layouts!


My ABC's from simply.scraps...

Look what's new from simply.scraps!




Some inspiration from the CT....



Get ABC Bingo FREE until October 1st!



Have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

As Good As It Gets

Penny Springmann and Eva Kipler released this new Two Scoops yesterday called As Good As It Gets. It is chock full of great colors and designs! Check out all the wonderful inspiration from Penny's CT....




Monday, September 14, 2009

Simply Sunny blog train

Hello happy scrappers! Laura of {simply.scraps} has a fabulous announcement to make, as well as a SUNny freebie blog train to go along with it!

If you haven't snuck a peek down the post and figured it out already, Laura is opening up shop at Sunshine Studio Scraps! Exciting stuff, right??

In celebration of the {simply.scraps} one year anniversary and opening of her SUN store, Laura and her oobulous creative team are rockin' a blog train!




Designed with SUN in mind, we give you....Simply Sunny!




ETA: My box.net bandwidth was exceeded, so I've uploaded Simply Sunny to SUN

Get the freebie HERE :)


Here is a layout I made with this fun, cheerful kit...


Hop on the train below! CHOO CHOO! Please note that download links will expire on 9/22.

Laura: http://www.simply-scraps.net/

Carrin: http://twinderlandscraps.blogspot.com/

Jen: http://jensscrapjournal.blogspot.com/

Bree: http://breezybutterflycreations.blogspot.com/

Aimee: http://polkadotscrapper.blogspot.com/

Wendy: http://www.inkinandthinkin.typepad.com/

Deb: http://inkydaze.blogspot.com/ (You are here...)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My Fair Lady...

Penny Springmann has a gorgeous new kit being released today at the Sweet Shoppe. It is called My Fair Lady, and you can get it for 30% off the regular price until Tuesday, 9/8. How awesome is that! Check out the preview and some fantastic layouts from Penny's CT. And if you make it all the way to the end of the post, you'll find a hybrid project I did with this kit too!





If you made it this far, here is my hybrid project I just finished up today using My Fair Lady. I just love how it turned out! The unfinished wood frame is from Michael's.

I painted the edges with white acrylic paint, traced around the frame onto the back of the yellow patterned paper that I had printed, then cut it out and adhered to the frame. I printed the flower, ric rac and tag separately. I cut them out, arranged them on the front just so, then adhered them also. And that's all there is to it... hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by... have a great weekend!

I can't believe it!

I am super excited to announce that I am now on the CT for Penny Springmann designs! I applied for her call on a whim, and I am still shocked that I was chosen. I will be doing hybrid projects for her team. What an honor! Penny is the first designer I have CT'd for that sells at the Sweet Shoppe, so now I will be spending more time there. It is a super fun community!


I will share some projects soon!

FOBTY Quirky Questions

Just for fun, I'm playing along with "From Our Blog to Yours" at the Sweet Shoppe blog.

Here are todays quick and quirky questions:

1. Do you wash your own car or do you go to a car wash? I do both, just depends on the day...

2. Are you wearing socks right now? No, I am usually barefoot at home, unless it's the middle of winter.

3. Where were you 3 hours ago? At home, finishing up a hybrid project. I love how it turned out!

4. Do you have laundry waiting to be done? Ummm... of course!

5. Can you pick objects up with your toes? Yes, I do this all the time...

That's it for now! Hope you are having a great holiday weekend!

Monday, August 17, 2009

8/17 - Manic Monday at Scrap Matters

ScrapMatters has kicked off a *NEW* weekly feature -- MANIC MONDAYS!!! Don't miss out on your chance to get products at extra reduced prices.... Sales will last for one day ONLY.... Make Monday your FUN DAY!!!!! Check the ScrapMatters Shop for more details!! *Manic Monday sales go into the shop early Monday morning and will "disappear" around midnight! So don't wait!!!*




This week, Tracy has decided to put her collab kit with Pixie Keepsakes, Love for NieNie, on sale for 50% off!! This kit is going to be retired at the end of August, so its your last chance to pick it up for a steal!! Click on the preview below to hop on over to Scrap Matters to scoop it up, and while you're there, check out what all the other designers have on sale, too - there are some great deals to be had!!





Monday, August 10, 2009

It's Manic Monday at Scrap Matters!

Wow, as if this weekend's birthday sale weren't enough, today its Manic Monday at Scrap Matters - here's your chance to get selected kits for up to 50% off from the fabulous Scrap Matters designers - some are as low as $2 each!!


Trixie Scraps is participating in the Manic Monday sale today with her fabulous kit, Aloha Dreams! Click on the preview below to snag it from her shop for just $2.50!! Wow, what a steal!




Final Round of Battle of the CTs... Trixie's Scraps Stars need your vote!!

Round 4 of the Battle of the CTs over at DigiScrap Addicts is now complete and open for voting! I can hardly believe a month has already passed and we're winding this competition down - it has been so much fun!! My team and I are keeping our fingers crossed that we do really well in the voting this week and we can't wait to see who wins the big prize!

This week, our challenge was titled "Inspiration Found." Our task was to choose two layouts from our battle team mates and scraplift them both, in some way. So, we all got together and chose the team mates we each wanted to scraplift and got to work! Our common theme this week was the kit we used, which was a brand new release from Trixie Scraps this week in her August grab bag at Scrap Matters! I think this was our best week, yet - the layouts are all absolutely stunning! But, I'll let you be the judge, here is a look at each of them!

For the final, and probably most important week, I am again asking, will you please vote for us?? Voting can be found HERE and our team name is Trixie's Scrap Stars. You don't need to be a member of DSA in order to vote, however, if you voted last week (Thanks!), you may need to clear your internet cookies before you can vote this week. We REALLY, REALLY appreciate your votes throughout this competition - it means a lot to us!!

To thank you for voting for us this week, I have the final part of the weekly freebie kit Trixie Scraps designed, as well as a recap of the previous three weeks! You can now see the whole kit revealed and it is called "You're a Star" - isn't it just divalicious?! This is your last chance to download all four parts, as the freebie links will be taken down later this week - don't delay!!

Thanks again for supporting our team - it really does mean a lot to us! Enjoy your freebie!



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